A few weeks ago on the blog we told you about some Disciples of Christ youth who had participated in a “Kickstart Justice” lock-in (read that post here). One of the agencies those youth learned about and served with was A Place at the Table, one of Raleigh Youth Mission’s newest partner agencies!
A Place at the Table is a pay-what-you-can cafe which “provides community and healthy food for all regardless of means.” When they open they will serve daily breakfasts and lunches that are full of healthy, organic, and locally grown food to those who would not usually be able to access it. Meals will be served around a large family-style table in order to create opportunities for conversation and community-building.
Katherine, RYM’s Mission Immersion Director, told us that when youth groups come to RYM in the summer, they’ll be helping A Place at the Table with “deep cleaning [and] maintenance of the space. We’ll be helping with preparing some of the food. We’re hoping to work with other community gardens to help grow the food that will then end up being donated.”
We’re so excited about this partnership and can’t wait to see all the wonderful things A Place at the Table will do in the Raleigh community. To learn more about this organization, visit their website here!
What are the organizations in your community that are working to alleviate food injustices? Let us know what your youth are doing to serve with them at [email protected]!